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Youth performance and art in Perth & WA

Perth and WA boast a variety of youth-friendly and talent-filled arts and performance events, clubs, companies, festivals and organisations aimed at providing entertainment and encouraging creativity and expression. With many places to go, performances to see, workshops to attend and festivals to get involved in, WA has youth covered.

Guides


As Eye See It Photographic Exhibition

As Eye See It Photographic Exhibition asked young people living in care in Western Australia to express what is important to them through photography.

  • Dates:Aug 31 - Oct 20
  • Time(s):9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Venue:WA Shipwrecks Museum

Details

  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17
  • Event Venue:WA Shipwrecks Museum
  • Visual Arts:Photography,Youth
  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Hosted By:WA Shipwrecks Museum
  • Venue Address:Cliff Street, Fremantle, Western Australia, 6160
  • Ticket Price:TBC
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Museum events,Youth Art / Performance

Description

Participants were given a camera and encouraged to take four photographs of things which hold a special significance for them.

The collection of photographs aims to raise awareness about what it means to live in out-of-home care and provides an insight into the worlds of these young people.

View this free exhibition at the WA Shipwrecks Museum in our new multipurpose community space.

Macbeth’s Medieval Banquet at Brookfield Place

Brookfield Properties and the West Australian Opera will be teaming up once again to curate another dynamic and unique dining experience – ‘Macbeth’s Medieval Banquet at Brookfield Place’.

  • Dates:September 24, September 25
  • Venue:Brookfield Place

Details

  • Hosted By:West Australian Opera
  • Ticket Price:$200.00
  • Type:Festivals,Food & drink,Literature,Performing Arts,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Adults
  • Music:Opera
  • Food & Drink:Degustation,Festival,Food Event,Other,Restaurant Events,Spirits,Wine

Description

A culinary journey into Macbeth, mayhem and medieval madness. “For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble”- Macbeth, William Shakespeare
 
Following on from the sell-out success of this year’s ‘Whole Beast Progressive Culinary Experience’, Brookfield Properties and the West Australian Opera will be teaming up once again to curate another dynamic and unique dining experience – ‘Macbeth’s Medieval Banquet at Brookfield Place’.
 
Taking creative inspiration from Shakespeare’s gripping classic, and the West Australian Opera’s upcoming season of Macbeth, those passionate about food, music, wine, art and entertainment are invited to enjoy a progressive culinary experience through the award winning-venues of Brookfield Place.
 
Hosted by WA Restaurant Critic, Max Brearley experience Macbeth as never before, as you indulge your senses in a gastronomic feast inspired by the murder, mayhem and madness of one of Shakespeare’s ultimate masterpieces.
 
A true sensory experience, each course is designed and inspired by the words of the bard, will form a progressive culinary journey through some of the precinct’s favourite venues, expertly accompanied with matching wines and backed by an exclusive pre-season performance from West Australian Opera.

Roald Dahl’s – The Twits

This comedy of rebellion and justice is a super high energy combination of storytelling, puppetry and physical theatre.

  • Dates:Sept 25
  • Time(s):5.30pm
  • Venue:BREC

Details

  • Hosted By:BREC
  • Venue Address:2 Blair Street, Bunbury WA 6230
  • Ticket Price:$26 +BF
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Visual Arts:Youth

Description

Mr and Mrs Twit, two of the most terrible and disgusting people ever to have lived, haven’t had a good thought in years. They like nothing more than dreaming up terrible tricks to play on each other, eating hot bird pie and training Muggle-Wump the monkey for the Great Upside Down Monkey Circus.

The Twits is Roald Dahl in his purest form – unsentimental, grotesque and a lot of fun!

 

Post Show Q&A

Stay on after the show for a 10-minute Q&A session with the performers.

The Irresistible

'The Irresistible' is dark, creepy, mysterious and a little bit disturbing.

  • Dates:Sep 25
  • Time(s):7.00pm - 8.00pm
  • Venue:The Albany Entertainment Centre

Details

  • Venue Address:The Albany Entertainment Centre, 2 Toll Place, Albany WA 6330
  • Ticket Price FROM:$25
  • Ticket price TO:$35
  • Type:Performing Arts,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Adults
  • Event Venue:Albany Entertainment Centre
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Desgined to throw audiences of guard, this unique play is filled with intrigue, mystery and everything in between. Described as posessing similarities to Stranger Things and Twin Peaks, the sci-fi undertones and memorable characters make this an unforgettable play. Treading a fine line between comedy and crisis, this play is definitely 'irresistable'.

The York Festival

Our location in WA's Wheatbelt informs the content of our program, like the Wara Art Trail giant straw sculptures, the Running of the Lambs costumed obstacle event and the York Open Garden Art Trail.

  • Dates:28th September - 13th October 2019
  • Time(s):10am-4pm
  • Venue:Multiple venues

Details

  • Hosted By:The York Festival
  • Venue Address:Avon Terrace
  • Ticket Price:free
  • Ticket Price FROM:free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Festivals,History,Music,Pet-friendly,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults,Family-Friendly,For toddlers 0-3,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Performing Arts:Comedy,Puppetry
  • Music:Busking,Free
  • Visual Arts:Drawing,Historical,Other Visual Arts,Sculpture,Youth

Description

Other highlights include the York Escape Maze designed by local school kids, the entrepreneurial Business Tips from the Richest Man in the Colony!, Chalk The Walk pavement painting, York Art & Craft Awards (since 1973),  the Medieval Fayre living history, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre's String Symphony, From Hooves to Highways photographic exhibition, A Day in Japan extravaganza of Japanese culture, the Sake Malarkey, 40 Year Old Popstar by Alli Butler plus walking tours, art, comedy, live music and heaps more!

Guaranteed to add the wow factor this year is the creation of four giant straw sculptures by Japanese artists Shingo Miyajima, Akira Moriya and Masaharu Noguchi.  Watch, but better still, get involved in the construction of these spectacular representations of endangered Australian creatures.

 

Jazz For Juniors: Dizzy Disney

The final instalment of WAYJO's Jazz for Juniors series, this session will see the kids playing their favourite Disney tunes!

  • Dates:Oct 1 - 2
  • Venue:Downstairs at the Maj

Details

  • Hosted By:WAYJO
  • Venue Address:825 Hay St, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:$12.50
  • Produced By:WAYJO: WA Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • Type:Music,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:For kids 4-12
  • Event Venue:His Majesty's Theatre
  • Music:Jazz

Description

Join WAYJO as we introduce the instruments in a jazz band, swing through different jazzy styles, and finish the year with childhood favourites. With a different program each school holiday, and instruments to try, designed  for small hands to play, these sell-out concerts are oodles of fun.

 

SPRINGarts: Handmade Paper

Get crafty all school holidays at LWAG for SPRINGarts 2019

  • Dates:Oct 2
  • Time(s):1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA Cultural Precinct
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009
  • Ticket Price:30
  • Type:University,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:For kids 4-12
  • Event Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery,UWA,UWA Cultural Precinct
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia

Description

Come and learn how to turn paper waste into brand new custom paper! This fun workshop, led by visual artist Deborah Worthy-Collins, will introduce your child to basic paper making skills, while helping out the environment. 

 

SPRINGarts: Pom-Pom Party!

Get crafty all school holidays at LWAG for SPRINGarts 2019

  • Dates:Oct 3
  • Time(s):1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA Cultural Precinct
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009
  • Ticket Price:20
  • Type:University,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:For kids 4-12
  • Event Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery,UWA,UWA Cultural Precinct
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia

Description

Get groovy with yarn and recycled fibres and make your own pom-pom accessories to take home. With textile artist Leah Louise, kids will learn how to make their own fabulous fibrous fluff balls using recycled takeaway containers (not a tricky cardboard donut in sight!), and the process can be easily replicated at home, for hours of cheerful holiday entertainment. 

 

SPRINGarts: Mini Picture Show

Get crafty all school holidays at LWAG for SPRINGarts 2019

  • Dates:Oct 4
  • Time(s):1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA Cultural Precinct
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009
  • Ticket Price:20
  • Type:University,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery,UWA,UWA Cultural Precinct

Description

Make your own miniature moving-picture show! Using recycled and craft materials, you will be guided through the process of making your own DIY crankie. A visual-storytelling device often accompanied by narration and music, crankies, or moving panoramas, were a popular form of entertainment in the 19th century. You will explore basic construction and storytelling techniques to create your own miniature, hand-cranked story to take home.

 

AWESOME International Art Festival

The AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things presents a multi-artform program including theatre, dance, visual arts, literature and creative workshops.

  • Dates:Oct 5 - 18
  • Venue:Perth Cultural Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:AWESOME
  • Venue Address:Francis Street and, William St, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Type:Festivals,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For toddlers 0-3,For kids 4-12
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Theatre
  • Visual Arts:Craft,Youth

Description

About the Company:

AWESOME Arts is a not-for-profit contemporary arts company for young people. AWESOME aims to engage with young people under 12 through exciting, inspiring, accessible and challenging arts activities and programs. Based in the Perth Cultural Centre, AWESOME presents the annual AWESOME Festival, the Creative Challenge and other Special Programs.

About the AWESOME Festival:

AWESOME Arts Australia presents the annual: AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things. The Festival includes a spectacular array of events from theatre to dance, early childhood activities, music, film and hands-on crafts. We offer fun, layered programming for children aged 0-12 and their families.

The 2019 AWESOME Festival will take place on the following dates:

General Public:

5 – 11 October – Perth Cultural Centre
12 & 13 October – UWA

School Excursions:

15 – 18 October – Perth Cultural Centre 

Education:

AWESOME Arts offer a fantastic tour and excursion program exclusively for schools every year during the first week of Term 4. There is always a variety of school programs which include teaching resources and class room activities associated with the Festival program and WA curriculum linked. If you are a teacher you can email [email protected] to receive a copy of our teachers handbook.

ASD Guide:

AWESOME Arts continues to partner with DADAA (Disability in the Arts, Disadvantage in the Arts Australia) to deliver special navigational guides linked to our Festival program. We develop the ASD guide each year in order to help families make the most of their AWESOME experience.
 


 

 

SPRINGarts: Making Comics

Get crafty all school holidays at LWAG for SPRINGarts 2019

  • Dates:Oct 8
  • Time(s):1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA Cultural Precinct
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009
  • Ticket Price:30
  • Type:University,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery,UWA,UWA Cultural Precinct

Description

Learn about the inspiring visual medium of comics with multidisciplinary artist Gabby Loo! Participants will be guided through the whole process of making a comic, developing the foundational elements of story writing, cartooning and illustration techniques. This workshop has something to offer for young people of all skill levels.

 

Cloud Soup

Cloud Soup tells the story of a tailor who discovers that the adventure he longs for lies at his feet – in his pile of laundry.

  • Venue:Heath Ledger Theatre
  • Festivals:AWESOME Festival 2019
  • Dates:Oct 8 - 11

Details

  • Type:Festivals,Performing Arts,Youth Art / Performance
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Comedy,Puppetry,Theatre
  • Audience:Family-Friendly

Description

Presented by Wesfarmers Arts, the 2019 AWESOME Festival and Spoontree Productions, Cloud Soup tells the story of a tailor who discovers that the adventure he longs for lies at his feet – in his pile of laundry. The tailor’s humble shop becomes an undiscovered world as fabrics magically morph, found objects transform into curious beings and puffs of steam remind us of a time when we saw faces in the clouds. Wear mismatched socks, put your shoes on the wrong feet, turn your shirt inside out and you’ll be perfectly dressed for Cloud Soup!

Dates & Times:
Sat 5 Oct – 11am workshop
Tues 8 Oct – 2pm
Wed 9 Oct, Thurs 10 Oct, Fri 11 Oct – 11am & 2pm
Sun 13 Oct – 11am workshop

Artist: Wolfe Bowart
Place of Origin: USA
Art form: Theatre
Ages: 5+

 

SPRINGarts: Weaving and Wall Hangings

Get crafty all school holidays at LWAG for SPRINGarts 2019

  • Dates:Oct 9
  • Time(s):1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA Cultural Precinct
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009
  • Ticket Price:30
  • Type:University,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:For kids 4-12
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery,UWA,UWA Cultural Precinct

Description

Join textile artist Leah Louise for a crafty afternoon. Weaving is a centuries old art form found all over the world, and now you can practice it yourself using cardboard and recycled yarns. Kids will learn to make their own loom, choose colour palettes, and weave their own wall hanging to take home.

 

SPRINGarts: Crafting a Concertina Book

Get crafty all school holidays at LWAG for SPRINGarts 2019

  • Dates:Oct 10
  • Time(s):1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA Cultural Precinct
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009
  • Ticket Price:30
  • Type:University,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery,UWA,UWA Cultural Precinct

Description

Create your very own unique concertina book with multidisciplinary artist Gabby Loo. Participants will design a mixed media book inspired by stories of people, animals and nature. Here they will learn an array of art techniques such as collage, watercolour painting, collage paper cutting and folding.

 

Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

A one-man micro-epic puppet journey to save the human race from extinction.

  • Dates:Oct 7 - 26
  • Time(s):Various times
  • Venue:The Blue Room Theatre
  • Festivals:AWESOME Festival 2019

Details

  • Hosted By:The Last Great Hunt
  • Venue Address:53 James Street Perth Cultural Centre Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price FROM:$16
  • Ticket price TO:$20
  • Type:Performing Arts,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12
  • Performing Arts:Puppetry,Theatre

Description

The seas have risen, billions have died. Scientists have tried everything! A last ditch effort to save the human race from extinction requires journeying through the mysterious depths of the deep blue sea to find a new place for us all. Alvin Sputnik, who has just lost his wife, accepts this perilous mission so that he may follow her soul down to the underworld to be together once more.

Direct from sellout seasons in New York, Sydney and Auckland and having charmed audiences worldwide, this exquisite heartwarming multi award-winning pocket masterpiece of theatrical magic is back to celebrate it’s 10 year anniversary where it all started: The Blue Room Theatre.

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